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VINCE NEIL On MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Generation Swine: “I Still Hate That Record”


Vince Neil had some harsh words for Mötley Crüe‘s 1997 album Generation Swine during a recent interview with the Outsider podcast. The album’s history is already a bit convoluted, as Mötley Crüe initially began recording it with vocalist John Corabi. However, Neil would eventually return to the band, re-recording vocals for the album’s release.

Neil didn’t mince words expressing outright abhorrence for the album: “I hated that record,” he bluntly stated in the interview, echoing sentiments that many fans and critics have voiced over the years.

His assessment of the album’s quality, or lack thereof, stands in stark contrast to the band’s purported enthusiasm during its creation: “I still hate that record. There are no good songs on it. And I told them, I go, ‘This record sucks.’ ‘No. We love it. We love it.'” he continued.

The interview also sheds light on Neil‘s eventual return to Mötley Crüe. It seems his decision to rejoin the band was not solely motivated by a desire for creative fulfillment or financial gain but was instead influenced by pragmatic concerns about ticket sales and his own career trajectory.

“When Mötley went out on tour with Corabi as the band’s singer, their tickets stopped selling. And I was doing pretty good. But I wasn’t selling out places. I was opening for guys. And so their manager called me up and said, ‘We’d like to meet with you in New York.’ So I flew to New York and sat there and talked to ’em.’ And it took a while for me to say ‘okay.’ But I finally gave in and went to the recording studio where they were making Generation Swine, which was at Nikki‘s house. And… I don’t know. It was bad for a while, ’cause I didn’t wanna be there.”

Mötley Crüe recently released their first post-Mick Mars single “Dogs Of War” and it sadly left us wanting for something better.

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